‘ISLAMIC’ SCHOOL MAKES MOCKERY OF DUROOD SHAREEF
---A SHAITAANI COMPETITION --
QUESTION by a Parent
The Islamic school that my son attends is hosting a Durood Recitation competition and prizes will be awarded to the pupil and class that recites the most durood. I must admit that I have my reservations regarding such a competition, as I feel that it in actual fact takes away from the true essence of Durood and also sets a corrupt trend in the minds of the kids that are party to this. I would appreciate your input and advice in this matter.
A ‘durood’ competition aggravated by doling out prizes to those who recite the most durood is indeed a kufr mockery of this important act of Ibaadat. The purpose of Ibaadat is never to acquire prizes or to vie with others in reciting a greater number of the Tasbeeh or Durod. This is a form of shirk.